This is Beta Regio.
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Beta Regio and Atla Regio are examples of what is known as a volcanic rise.
Volcanic rises are broad, sloping highlands over 1000 km across. They are cut by deep troughs 100-200 km across. These troughs are an example of continental rifting, and are evidence of surface tectonism.
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